What is Health Qigong?
Qigong is one of the traditional Chinese exercises and healing techniques, Qigong came from two separate words, Qi and Gong. Qi means breathing, meditation, imagination also Qi in Chinese means energy. Gong means movement, exercise, practise, so, putting the two words together means using the mental power or imagination to lead your breathing and also physical movement to keep fit. They include physical exercise with control breathing to lead the Qi energy to flow in the body following the acupuncture channels, by doing so to balance the body functions and to improve the mental and physical functions. They are very simple and practical self-healing techniques.
What we practice;
The Chinese Health Qigong Association introduced nine sets of exercises based on routines which have been practiced in China over the last two thousand years. These routines have been made suitable for people of all ages and all level of physical fitness. The routines combine slow flowing movements of the body and limbs combined with slow deep breathing and focussed intention. Regular practice has been clinically proven to be effective in combatting various physical and mental health conditions such as, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Osteoporosis,Stress etc, and lead to improved flexibility strength and relaxation.
Health Qigong Federation UK is a charitable organisation for promoting practice of health qigong in the UK as a way of improving general health of the UK population. We regularly organise seminars, teaching and demonstrations in many UK cities. We have material for self-learning and have professional coaches from China visit us to teach and demonstrate at these seminars.
I have had a long background in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, Yoga, and Tai Chi. I was one of the first people in the UK to be recognised by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. I have been taught directly by various leading professors from the CHQA and have visited Europe, America, South Korea and Hong Kong to practice, teach and take part in international competitions which I have had success in gaining a number of First and Second places. I am currently Technical Director of Health Qigong Federation UK. I also have an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.